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Youth Voices Prospect and Retrospect on Teachers Teaching Teachers 9PM ET/6PM PT Tonight, May 27
Join us on TTT  http://edtechtalk.com/ttt  tonight 2.27 at 9PM ET/6PM PT and help us chat a few future projects -- especially around literature -- together on  http://youthvoices.net . For example what if the students at Oakland, California who are reading ...
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Join us on TTT http://edtechtalk.com/ttt tonight 2.27 at 9PM ET/6PM PT and help us chat a few future projects -- especially around literature -- together on http://youthvoices.net.

For example what if the students at Oakland, California who are reading "If Beale Street Could Talk" and talking about Baldwin's opinion on the N-word http://youthvoices.net/discussion/whos-nigga were talking to the students in Okemos, Michigan who have been dealing so thoughtfully about "Race and Racism in Huck Finn," http://youthvoices.net/discussion/race-and-racism-huck-finn ?

And this is just one example.

Join us at http://edtechtalk.com/ttt at 9PM ET/6PM PT +Chris Sloan, +Dawn Reed, +Johanna Paraiso , +Paul Allison, and +Karen Fasimpaur will be talking about what went well this year (retrospect) on http://youthvoices.net and what we might do differently (prospect) this summer and fall. +Joel Malley, +Crystal Ringer, +Jake Jacobs and YOU (we hope) will be with us as well, helping us to imagine and plan for the future.

In particular we will be thinking about how to connect around texts such as these: http://youthvoices.net/badboy, http://youthvoices.net/night1, http://youthvoices.net/1984, http://youthvoices.net/finn, http://youthvoices.net/gatsby, http://youthvoices.net/blackboy, http://youthvoices.net/mango1, http://youthvoices.net/transitions, http://youthvoices.net/2BR02B, http://youthvoices.net, http://youthvoices.net/littlebrother, and more!

Please plan to join us tonight, Wednesday, May 27 at 9PM ET/6PM PT.
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Tonight, Wed. 5.20 at 9pm ET/6pm PT on Teachers Teaching Teachers (TTT) http://edtechtalk.com/ttt we have many wonderful minds ready to join in a conversation about curriculum. Often we have open planning meetings about working together on http://youthvoices.net on TTT, but tonight is different. It's more open than usual, and we invite you to join us.

I plan to ask our guests about distributed learning platforms, moocs, blended learning, learning online... and the shifts we are all feeling beneath our pedagogical feet. How can we be open to all of this, and be responsive to new teachers and younger students who are looking for meaningful, understandable sequences of learning?

Last week, while talking about http://hypothes.is +Greg Mcverry  mentioned that he was involved in coordinating (Do we need new language?) something he is calling #questiontheweb , designed (?) for 6-12th graders (I think?) We want to learn more tonight.

Then there's the National Writing Project's clmooc. As the organizers write: "On the eve of its third iteration, CLMOOC has expanded, but the idea remains the same: the free informal course engages educators in making and sharing, online and off. Sign up today! http://clmooc.educatorinnovator.org/2015/

Tonight on TTT,+Karen Fasimpaur will both be helping to facilitate (as she usually does) and talking about this year's clmooc, along with +TERRY ELLIOTT, +Christina Cantrill, and +Michael S Weller 

+Chris Sloan, +Al Elliott, +Shantanu Saha, +Christopher Longo  and +Griffina B. round out the guests for tonight's fun, and we plan to ask, how all this distributed online work really impacts on our classrooms, and in particular can help us think about how to keep building our connections on http://youthvoices.net

Please join us! Your voice is the only one missing! Let's see what might come out of this brew.

We'll be live at http://edtechtalk.com/ttt at 9pm ET/6 pm PT, tonight, Wednesday, May 20
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We will be talking with +Jeremy Dean, +Greg Mcverry, and others about social reading, and specifically about http://hypothes.is 

Please consider joining us as we consider how to leverage this new, elegant tool for our purposes on Youth Voices. 

A couple of quick examples:

https://via.hypothes.is/http://blogs.kqed.org/education/2015/04/24/what-is-the-value-of-a-high-school-diploma/

http://youthvoices.net/discussion/power-family (note the comment at the end.)

Please join us if you can at 9PM ET/6PM PT http://edtechtalk.com/ttt
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We will be talking with +Jeremy Dean+Greg Mcverry, and others about social reading, and specifically about http://hypothes.is 

Please consider joining us as we consider how to leverage this new, elegant tool for our purposes on Youth Voices. 

A couple of quick examples:

https://via.hypothes.is/http://blogs.kqed.org/education/2015/04/24/what-is-the-value-of-a-high-school-diploma/

http://youthvoices.net/discussion/power-family (note the comment at the end.)

Please join us if you can at 9PM ET/6PM PT http://edtechtalk.com/ttt
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Join us on TTT http://edtechtalk.com/ttt tonight 2.27 at 9PM ET/6PM PT and help us chat a few future projects -- especially around literature -- together on http://youthvoices.net.

For example what if the students at Oakland, California who are reading "If Beale Street Could Talk" and talking about Baldwin's opinion on the N-word http://youthvoices.net/discussion/whos-nigga were talking to the students in Okemos, Michigan who have been dealing so thoughtfully about "Race and Racism in Huck Finn," http://youthvoices.net/discussion/race-and-racism-huck-finn ?

And this is just one example.

Join us at http://edtechtalk.com/ttt at 9PM ET/6PM PT +Chris Sloan, +Dawn Reed, +Johanna Paraiso , +Paul Allison, and +Karen Fasimpaur will be talking about what went well this year (retrospect) on http://youthvoices.net and what we might do differently (prospect) this summer and fall. +Joel Malley, +Crystal Ringer, +Jake Jacobs and YOU (we hope) will be with us as well, helping us to imagine and plan for the future.

In particular we will be thinking about how to connect around texts such as these: http://youthvoices.net/badboy, http://youthvoices.net/night1, http://youthvoices.net/1984, http://youthvoices.net/finn, http://youthvoices.net/gatsby, http://youthvoices.net/blackboyhttp://youthvoices.net/mango1, http://youthvoices.net/transitions, http://youthvoices.net/2BR02B, http://youthvoices.net, http://youthvoices.net/littlebrother, and more!

Please plan to join us tonight, Wednesday, May 27 at 9PM ET/6PM PT.
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Get connected to distributed, online, collaborative learning tonight, May 20 on TTT 9PM ET/6PM PT
  Tonight, Wed. 5.20 at 9pm ET/6pm PT on Teachers Teaching Teachers (TTT)  http://edtechtalk.com/ttt  we have many wonderful minds ready to join in a conversation about curriculum. Often we have open planning meetings about working together on  http://youth...
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We will be talking with +Jeremy Dean, +Greg Mcverry  and others about social reading, and specifically about http:hypothes.is bit.ly/1RFrlSP 9PM ET/6PM PT http://edtechtalk.com/ttt JOIN US!
 
 
We will be talking with +Jeremy Dean, +Greg Mcverry, and others about social reading, and specifically about http://hypothes.is 

Please consider joining us as we consider how to leverage this new, elegant tool for our purposes on Youth Voices. 

A couple of quick examples:

https://via.hypothes.is/http://blogs.kqed.org/education/2015/04/24/what-is-the-value-of-a-high-school-diploma/

http://youthvoices.net/discussion/power-family (note the comment at the end.)

Please join us if you can at 9PM ET/6PM PT http://edtechtalk.com/ttt
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Paul Allison has been been teaching and learning ever since he graduated from Hunter College, CUNY in 1983. Early in his career, Paul helped start University Heights Secondary School in the Bronx, NY, one of the first Coalition of Essential Schools. Paul and his colleagues learned that doing school better didn't have to be the same-old, with more effort. They replaced grades with portfolio assessment, re-thought subjects and departments with cross-disciplinary, project-based teaching teams, and taught multi-aged groups of students without regard to age. 

After teaching at University Heights for 12 years, Paul moved on to work with English Language Learners at the International High School in Queens for a few years, and he has worked as a technology teacher, before returning to teaching English. For the last two years, Paul developed and taught students in a multi-disciplinary blended learning program at the Bronx Academy Senior High. 

Paul has been the Tech Liaison the New York City Writing Project (NYCWP) for over ten years. In 2003, along with colleagues in other local sites of the National Writing Project, Paul helped develop Youth Voices youthvoices.net, a school-based social network where students develop, display, and discuss self-directed digital projects, and where teachers build and collect curriculum together. Paul has also been one of the co-hosts of Teachers Teaching Teachers, a webcast and podcast that has been broadcasting live at edtechtalk.com/ttt every Wednesday since 2007. 

The last two summers, along with colleagues in the New York City Writing Project, Paul co-facilitated a Youth Voices Summer Program that brought together 13-17 high school students from different schools in every borough of NYC and 4-6 teachers to develop interest- based, passion-fueled, multimedia projects that will gave all new experiences in making and learning more about connected learning. 

Currently Paul is a 6th grade English teacher at a brand new public school for over-aged, under- credited youths in the Bronx. New Directions Secondary School will be a 6-12 that where the curriculum is available to all students online, and their study becomes more and more asynchronous as individuals demonstrate specific learning competencies within the schools mastery-based curriculum.
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I commute on foot, running some days, biking others. I do a weekly webcsast called Teachers Teaching Teachers. I've been a member of the New York City Writing Project since 1985.
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